After graduating from high school in Klaipeda Baltic went to study in the aviation school in Kaluga in Russia, flew L-29, MiG-15, MiG-17. While still a student in 1977 R.Jurkštas began to glide at Klaipeda Aeroclub.
The first teachers were the club fliers A. Dust, E. Ramon V. Tamošiūnas, J.Aleknavičius.
Ramunas Jurkštas became Silute Aero Club instructor pilot.